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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Erie County is 76,416, which is 3.94% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 1.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Erie County population density is 122.07 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 257.90 people per square mile and is higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Erie County is white, which represent 86.95% of the total population. The average Erie County education level is about the same as the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 76,416. #34

Population Growth Since 2000, #75

Erie County

Population Density, #40

Erie County
122.07 per square mile
257.90 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:66,443 (86.95%, #76)
Black:6,221 (8.14%, #13)
Hispanic:2,829 (3.70%, #19)
Asian:442 (0.58%, #38)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):349 (0.46%, #5)
One Race, Other:540 (0.71%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,421 (3.17%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:1,880 (66.45%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:725 (25.63%, see rank)
Cuban:8 (0.28%, see rank)
Central American:23 (0.81%, see rank)
South American:46 (1.63%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

63,672 (83.32%) out of the total population of 76,416 reported first ancestry.

 Erie County% of the Total PopulationOhioU.S.
Arab2490.33%, see rank0.67%0.56%
Czech3130.41%, see rank0.57%0.47%
Danish1540.20%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch1,1761.54%, see rank1.53%1.40%
English6,8348.94%, see rank8.71%8.02%
French1,9162.51%, see rank2.49%3.34%
German27,28535.71%, see rank26.30%15.03%
Greek3600.47%, see rank0.46%0.41%
Hungarian1,2591.65%, see rank1.65%0.46%
Irish12,47416.32%, see rank13.79%10.80%
Italian6,9909.15%, see rank6.44%5.52%
Norwegian2390.31%, see rank0.36%1.42%
Polish3,5144.60%, see rank3.79%3.01%
Portuguese500.07%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian2300.30%, see rank0.67%0.92%
Scotch-Irish5200.68%, see rank0.96%0.99%
Scottish1,3101.71%, see rank1.82%1.72%
Subsaharan African1760.23%, see rank0.91%0.95%
Swedish4150.54%, see rank0.63%1.27%
Swiss3000.39%, see rank0.64%0.30%
Ukrainian1590.21%, see rank0.36%0.31%
American3,6794.81%, see rank8.47%7.12%
Welsh7470.98%, see rank1.05%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 37,408 (48.95%, see rank)
Females: 39,008 (51.05%, see rank)

Erie County
Male: 48.95%
Female: 51.05%
Male: 48.89%
Female: 51.11%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Erie County
43.80 years old
39.10 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Erie County
42.60 years old
37.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Erie County
44.80 years old
40.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Erie County% of the Total PopulationOhioU.S.
Under 5 years4,0505.30%, see rank6.06%6.36%
5 to 9 years4,7236.18%, see rank6.41%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,4755.86%, see rank6.59%6.59%
15 to 19 years4,8126.30%, see rank6.87%6.85%
20 to 24 years4,2795.60%, see rank6.77%7.13%
25 to 34 years8,12710.64%, see rank12.46%13.47%
35 to 44 years8,73211.43%, see rank12.43%12.96%
45 to 54 years11,57415.15%, see rank14.45%14.09%
55 to 64 years11,60315.18%, see rank13.23%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,66710.03%, see rank7.99%7.64%
75 to 84 4,4805.86%, see rank4.67%4.25%
85 years and over1,8942.48%, see rank2.09%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Erie CountyOhioU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population54,077, 100%7,781,111209,056,129
Less Than High School5,441, 10.06%, see rank11.18%13.67%
High School Graduate21,260, 39.31%, see rank34.47%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree15,969, 29.53%, see rank28.73%29.09%
Bachelor Degree7,204, 13.32%, see rank16.10%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree4,203, 7.77%, see rank9.53%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.27, see rank13.4413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Erie County OhioU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,01578.31%21.69%70.31%29.69%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)7,48887.94%, see rank12.06%, see rank86.56%13.44%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)4,01991.27%, see rank8.73%, see rank88.02%11.98%90.60%9.40%
College3,39184.64%, see rank15.36%, see rank77.45%22.55%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School71858.50%, see rank41.50%, see rank67.20%32.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Erie CountyOhioU.S.
Total Households31,998, 100%4,570,015116,211,092
Average Household Size2.34, see rank2.462.63
1 Person Households9,721, 30.38%, see rank29.80%27.57%
2 or More Person Households22,277, 69.62%, see rank70.20%72.43%
Family Households (Families)20,542, 64.20%, see rank64.42%66.22%
Average Family Size2.97, see rank3.143.32
Married-Couple Family15,456, 48.30%, see rank47.09%48.42%
Nonfamily Households11,456, 35.80%, see rank35.58%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Erie County%OhioU.S.
15 Years and Over Total63,168see rank9,357,659252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over30,668100%, see rank4,524,956123,281,364
Never Married9,24230.14%, see rank34.15%35.77%
Married16,66454.34%, see rank52.00%52.04%
Widowed1,2364.03%, see rank2.92%2.57%
Divorced3,52611.50%, see rank10.93%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over32,500100%, see rank4,832,703129,692,771
Never Married7,93824.42%, see rank28.33%29.48%
Married16,68051.32%, see rank48.65%49.19%
Widowed3,62311.15%, see rank9.91%9.16%
Divorced4,25913.10%, see rank13.11%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Erie County%OhioU.S.
Native74,95598.09%, see rank95.94%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence60,76779.52%, see rank75.10%58.73%
Born in Different State13,81318.08%, see rank20.09%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3750.49%, see rank0.75%1.42%
Foreign Born1,4611.91%, see rank4.06%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship8711.14%, see rank2.02%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5900.77%, see rank2.03%7.09%
Born In Europe4160.54%, see rank0.99%1.53%
Born In Asia4440.58%, see rank1.62%3.82%
Born In Africa130.02%, see rank0.48%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America5050.66%, see rank0.82%6.83%
Born In Northern America830.11%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Erie County%OhioU.S.
English30,54595.46%, see rank92.18%79.39%
Spanish7922.48%, see rank2.68%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5141.61%, see rank3.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages900.28%, see rank1.22%3.36%
Other570.18%, see rank0.84%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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